In August, 2009 in the territory of Ukraine the tendency of increase of quantity and negative consequences from fires in ecosystems remained, in particular, the number of forest fires for August increased for 18%, and their area honor by 2, 6 times.
According to forecasts, especially in the southern and east regions of the state, in the first half of September the high probability of emergence of heavy fires in ecosystems will remain. The situation becomes aggravated in connection with unauthorized burning of an eddish on the farmland which border on forests and peat bogs.
In Nikolayevshchina, since the beginning of year, it is registered 1021 fires on which 55 people was lost. Losses from fires made 6 million 628 thousand hryvnias. 75% of total of fires which arose in August, make fires in open territories and in ecosystems. It is caused by extremely high fire danger which was observed for all August. In forests of area there were 60 fires, fire damaged and destroyed forest plantings on the area over 19 hectares.
Due to the possible complication of a fire situation in Ukraine, in Nikolaevsk the region the task force of Head department Ministry of Emergency Situations of Ukraine in the Nikolaev area which carries out the round-the-clock watch is created and watches a fire-prevention state in a region ecosystem.
The Ministry of Emergency Situations reminds! In the wood it is forbidden: to make fire; to come around on the territory of forest fund (except transit ways); to visit coniferous plantings in droughty hot weather; to throw outstanding matches, stubs; to blurt out a dry grass, an eddish on fields which border on the wood and forest strips. Dear citizens, respect itself and people around!